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Maggie Stiefvater Fan Art Contest

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Main
Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to show their creativity in a fan art contest celebrating our upcoming visit from YA superstar author Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races, The Shiver Trilogy, and The Raven Cycle).  

Entries will be accepted October 1-October 31, 2016 via email to jfulwood@daytonmetrolibrary.org or in person at each branch location. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded before About the Book with Maggie Stiefvater. Because the contest is in celebration of Ms Stiefvater's visit, entries should incorporate a subject from her work. We suggest ravens, wolves, tarot art, cool cars, magical forests, or character art but will accept any connected art. Entries will be accepted in the following categories: 
  • Grades 7-9 Drawing (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Grades 7-9 Painting (Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, etc)
  • Grades 7-9 Photography (digital or film)
  • Grades 7-9 Digital
  • Grades 7-9 Mixed Media (collage, etc)
  • Grades 10-12 Drawing (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Grades 10-12 Painting (Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, etc)
  • Grades 10-12 Photography (digital or film)
  • Grades 10-12 Digital
  • Grades 10-12 Mixed Media (collage, etc)
Prizes in each category will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place, plus book swag.


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Code-Curious: html

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
If you're wondering if you can code, the answer is YES you can!!! Our absolute-beginner-level Coding class is for the Code-Curious. We will introduce html coding concepts and take you from a blank page to a web page within one session. Targeted for adult learners, young adults may find this session helpful.

Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Advance registration required.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3-5. 

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Ready for Kindergarten Class

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
  • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
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Upload & Download

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point you will need to learn how to move files from your computer to another. Designed as a supplemental class for our Computer and Email Series, attend this session to learn how to move and share computer files. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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SPARK Club: Chemo Care Packages for Dayton Children's Hospital

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
SPARK a difference! 

Help put together care packages for children and teens receiving chemotherapy treatment.  

All supplies and snacks provided.

After School Club for grades 4-6.
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Grants 101

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor

Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged with writing grants for your organization? Are you finding it difficult to begin, or are you having trouble locating grant funders? 

This class demystifies the process and provides you with step-by-step instructions to get you started. Meet with other new grant writers and share your experiences, both negative and positive. You'll leave this class with a well defined plan of action!

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Open Lab

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Need more practice after your class or need additional computer help?  Lab sessions are available to practice what you’ve learned.  Library trainers will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects.  Registration is not required and is on a first come first served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Lab Sessions.

Available software:

 
Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome 
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013
Winway Resume Deluxe
Adobe Digital Editions
Overdrive Media Console 
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Building Confidence through Dance

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Dancer, choreographer and educator, Beth Wright helps young children build their confidence through dance and creative play. 

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Downloadable

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library: Discover DML’s Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and more. Instructors will demonstrate how to download sound files and EPUB files from the library website and transfer them to an mp3 player and eBook reader. Tablet users will discover the Library Apps that are available for accessing library materials. Attendees are welcomed to bring in their E-Readers, Tablets, Laptops or Digital devices to practice or get help with searching, downloading and more! Advance registration is required.
 
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Voices of the Immigrant Experience

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Welcome Dayton’s “Voices of the Immigrant Experience” brings together diverse community members whose lives may not typically intersect. Through Voices, a panel of immigrants and refugees share their personal stories. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panelists.  
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Caramel Apple Celebration!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
A delicious program complete with fall games, crafts, and making caramel apples.
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Yoga for Teens

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Day Yoga will be leading us in an hour of yoga for teens.
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Hammered Dulcimer Music with Amanda Roberts

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main
The world "dulcimer" is derived from the Greek and Latin words "sweet song" and the hammered dulcimer has been played for centuries around the world.  Enjoy the afternoon as Amanda Roberts brings the "sweet song" to listeners. 
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Ancestry Library Edition

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition. Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
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Monday Makers

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. We'll provide all the directions and materials for quick and cool projects. Grades 7-12.
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Canoeing the Wabash

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
Allen Johnson and his ten year old grandson hiked and canoed the entire five hundred mile Wabash River, fighting rapids, weathering lighting storms and conquering whitecaps.
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Is Business Ownership for You?

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor

Your new life’s work might be starting your own business. Explore this option in detail with franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will answer attendees’ initial questions on business and franchising basics. Highlights include:

·         Why consider business ownership? Advantages and disadvantages


·         Determining your ideal business model: Build, buy or franchise


·         Economic overview and business trends


·         Much more than food: Myths of franchise ownership


·         Funding options and building equity as an exit strategy


·         How the SBDC, SBA and SCORE can help


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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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Mouse Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the “mouse.” For beginners learn the mouse skills needed to begin your computer training.  For experienced users having trouble navigating computer programs learn how to identify “Links”. Master your mouse skills with Mousercise. Advance registration is required.
 
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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 
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Talk Tables

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main

Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 

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Word: Just the Basics

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
First, of our revised Microsoft Office Series, this session introduces you to the basics of the modern version of Microsoft Office Word.  Following the GCF LearnFree.org Microsoft Office Series for Word 2013, participants will be guided through the fundamentals of using Microsoft Office Word. Advance registration required. 

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